FAQs About King-Size Beds

King-size beds are the largest and most luxurious of all mattress options. If you're considering getting a king-size mattress, here's what to know before you buy.
FAQs About King-Size Beds

What is a king-size bed?

Black platform king-size bed

King-size beds are the largest bed option. There are two common sizes of king-size beds: a standard king and a California king. A king-size mattress provides roughly the same amount of space as pushing together two extra-long twin beds. This makes king-size beds perfect for individuals or couples who prefer lots of space while sleeping.


What are the dimensions of a king-size bed?

Rustic style king-size bed

The dimensions of a king-size bed depends on the style. Standard king beds have more width, but California king beds are longer, so you can choose a style to match your preferences. Here are the most common king-size bed dimensions:

Style Length Width
Standard King 76 inches 80 inches
California King 72 inches 84 inches

What sheets fit a king-size bed?

Blue king-size bed

Because king-size mattresses can vary slightly in size, write down the exact dimensions of your mattress before buying king-size bedsheets to ensure a proper fit. Also, consider the depth of your mattress and find fitted sheets to match. Choose standard fitted sheets for a mattress depth of 7 to 14 inches, deep pocket sheets for a 15-inch depth, and extra-deep pocket sheets for a depth of 16 to 22 inches.

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Your chart and your text don’t match. So one type is longer and one type is wider, but I don’t know which is which!

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Hi Jeni,
The chart is referring to the king-size mattress dimensions, and the text is referring to king-size sheet dimensions. We hope this helps clear up any confusion you may have had.